The House of Representatives gave its approval today, to a renewable energy measure expected to position the state as a leader in green technology. The legislation, HB 7156, An Act Concerning The Procurement Of Energy Derived From Offshore Wind, would authorize the procurement of energy derived from offshore wind and ultimately transform the state’s net zero carbon energy portfolio into a new maritime industry.
Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly announced joint priorities for the 2019 legislative session. The legislative priorities include establishing a paid family and medical leave program, raising the minimum wage, investing in job training and the state’s workforce pipeline, supporting small businesses, making prescription drugs more affordable, creating a Green New Deal for Connecticut and increasing access to the ballot box.
The impact on federal employees from the prolonged government shutdown is increasingly affecting the livelihood of over 1,500 Connecticut residents and their families. Each additional day they work for no pay - child care, mortgages, food and car payments, to name a few, are falling behind and there is no indication for when paychecks will resume.
Merchants across Connecticut are getting ready for this year’s Small Business Saturday – a perfect time after Thanksgiving to shop for the holiday season while patronizing smaller stores in our own community and helping the local economy.
Access Health CT (AHCT) has announced that customers will receive their annual renewal notice between Oct. 24 and Oct. 27 and that it’s important for people to review the notice carefully to make sure they understand what their next steps are to stay covered with the best option for 2019.